Cole Amey outside the Chilliwack Law Courts prior to his most recent arrest on alleged breaches of his bail conditions.

Chilliwack man out on bail for firearms offences facing new firearm charge

Cole Amey under house arrest at Princess Avenue home brought into custody on July 5

A local prolific offender out on bail under strict conditions facing numerous firearms offences was arrested at a home on Princess Avenue on Friday alleged to have been in possession of a firearm.

Witnesses told The Progress there was a heavy, armed police presence at the house just east of Nowell at approximately 5 p.m.

Cole Larry Amey now faces two criminal breach charges and one count of possession of a firearm contrary to order.

The 32-year-old Amey remains in custody but appeared via video in Chilliwack court on July 10. His lawyer Darrel Schultz asked the court to schedule a 45-minute bail hearing at a later date.

Crown is applying to have Amey’s bail revoked based on the new charges from July 5.

Amey has an extensive criminal record for theft, weapons and violence in the Fraser Valley. Last February a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to return to a Surrey halfway house as required.

• READ MORE: Chilliwack prolific offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Not counting his recent firearm charge from July 5, Amey faces 11 charges from April 25. He is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of break-in instrument, careless use or storage of a firearm, and eight other firearms charges.

At a bail hearing on May 21, Schultz asked the court to release Amey on bail under conditions that he reside at the house on Princess with his mother where he was arrested on June 5. He was put under house arrest only allowed to leave with written permission from his bail supervisor.

“He doesn’t have any weapons?” the judge asked at the May bail hearing.

“They were already seized,” Schultz replied. “He is already prohibited.”

The court will hear the Crown’s application to revoke Amey’s bail at an upcoming date, which was not determined on July 10.


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Cole Amey of Chilliwack was wanted as of Feb. 7, 2018 on a Canada-wide warrant after he did not show up at his Surrey halfway house. (Facebook/Crime Stoppers)

Just Posted

VIDEO: Bloodhounds join the search for missing Chilliwack woman

Petsearchers Canada arrive in town Monday afternoon to help out

‘No little nook and cranny that’s too small’ in search for Chilliwack woman, say RCMP

Residents urged by police to assist in search for Grace Baranyk by checking property thoroughly

Search continues for missing elderly woman in Chilliwack

RCMP, Chilliwack Search and Rescue and community members combing area for Grace Baranyk

Big Chill a hot event in Langley

Flight Museum holds “ask the pilot panel” and demos flights for young pilots over the weekend

VIDEO: Hiker airlifted from Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Sunday

Park east of Chilliwack popular with tourist and B.C. residents who walk up to the falls

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

UPDATE: Youth seen with gun at Nanaimo mall, suspect now in custody

Woodgrove Centre shut down during police incident

B.C. man dies from rabies after contact with Vancouver Island bat

Last known case of human rabies in B.C. was 16 years ago

Crown recommends up to two-year jail term for former Bountiful leader

Crown says sentence range should be 18 months to two years for Bountiful child removal case

B.C.-wide police efforts identify Vancouver Island robbery suspect

Warrant issued for arrest of North Vancouver man for TD Bank robbery

VIDEO: Wolf spotted swimming ashore on northern Vancouver Island

Island wolf population estimated at under 150 in 2008, says VI-Wilds

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

New rules codified compensation for lost luggage, overbooked flights

Most Read